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Empty Nesters: It’s Time to Fly!

August 24, 2012 by Jill Prouty  
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Seeing your child off to college for the first time can bring mixed emotions. On one hand, you have the empty bedroom down the hall, which perhaps feels emptier than ever. On the other hand, you—like more and more parents of college kids—might begin to discover the positive changes that having a so-called “empty nest” [...]

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California Chicken Wrap

August 23, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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Got lunch? This super-easy and healthy wrap is a great way to change up your brown-bagging routine.   Serves: 4 Prep Time: 10 minutes 3          tablespoons Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil 4          6-inch fajita size whole wheat flour tortillas 12        ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts, grilled and sliced [...]

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Healthy lifestyle tips for academic success

August 21, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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(ARA) – Excitement for the new school year is growing, and whether it’s preschool or high school, all parents want their children to do well both academically and socially. Parents can do some simple things at home to help set their children on the right path to reach their full potential. Dr. Keri Marshall is [...]

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Protect Your Children From Cyberbullying

August 16, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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(StatePoint) Most parents are familiar with traditional bullying that takes place at school and on the playground, but as life has gone digital, so has bullying. “Cyberbullying, bullying that occurs through technology like computers and mobile devices, is often harder to detect than traditional bullying. The bully isn’t immediately visible and may not even be [...]

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Get Your Kids To Read More

August 15, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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(StatePoint) The start of a new school year is a great time to emphasize the importance of reading at home. Solid readers perform better in school and in the workplace, have a healthy self-image, and become lifelong learners. Research shows a whopping 45 percent of children ages 3 to 5 are not read to daily, [...]

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The Art of Saying No

August 13, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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By Dr. Travis Bradberry John Gailbraith’s housekeeper was a whiz when it came to saying no. One day in 1965 the noted economist was taking a nap when President Lyndon Johnson called his home. “He’s taking a nap and has left strict orders not to be disturbed,” his housekeeper told the President. Johnson replied, “Well, [...]

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Four Ways to Avoid Middle School Meltdowns

August 11, 2012 by Kristin Girard  
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For many kids, middle school will be the most difficult school years of their entire lives. First, there’s the novelty of changing classes; along with that comes five or six different teachers, learning how to operate a locker, handling an in-flux schedule, and arriving to classes on time. Students are expected to handle more responsibility [...]

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First Day of Preschool: 5 Tips to Avoid Tears and Tantrums

August 10, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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By Maisie Knowles Back to school is just around the corner. For many toddlers, it’ll be the first day of preschool and the very first day they’re away from mom and dad. My oldest daughter is starting preschool in the fall, and just the thought of her going off to school for the first time [...]

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Organizing for Back to School

August 9, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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by Nicole Tyler Blair   Summer is coming to an end, and school is just around the corner. It always seems to sneak up on us, doesn’t it? But getting a little organized may be all we need to get us ready for the hustle and bustle of school again. Think about when things seem [...]

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Planning After School Activities For Your Kids

August 2, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
Filed under Parenting

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(StatePoint) Fun and learning can extend beyond the classroom.  From music and the arts to organized sports, after-school activities can help kids stay active and make lifelong friends. Here are some great tips to keep kids active and engaged during the afternoon: Sign up early: Many programs fill up fast. Be sure to sign your [...]

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8 Unique Ways to Save on Dorm Room Necessities

July 31, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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This year’s crop of freshman is already gearing up for their first taste of college life. A main component of all that mad preparation is buying the basic necessities to outfit a dorm room. Some are happy to just throw twin-bed sheets, desk lamp and laptop into a box and call it a day. Others, [...]

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Kids Perform Better In School When Parents Get Involved

July 24, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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(StatePoint) Children spend five times as much time outside the classroom as they do in school. With all this time away from teachers, it’s important for parents to support their children’s learning. In fact, children whose parents are involved with them in family literacy activities score 10 points higher on standardized reading tests, according to [...]

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